TV Land’s upcoming television series reimagining of the 80s cult classic Heathers has found its title characters, with Melanie Field, comedian Brendan Scannell, and newcomer Jasmine Mathews cast as the core clique of vicious high school bullies known as “The Heathers”. The actors join previously cast leads Grace Victoria Fox as Veronica Sawyer, and James Scully as JD.
Field will play Heather Chandler, portrayed in the original film as a ruthless, cruel leader of the Heathers who runs the school’s popular set with an iron fist. The role was originated by the late Kim Walker.
Scannell is playing a gender-flipped take on Heather Duke, who in the original film was a bookish, bulemic sycophant and second-in-command of the Heathers. The role was originated by Shannen Doherty.
Mathews will play Heather McNamara, a weak-willed cheerleader who emerges as surprisingly sympathetic late in the film. The role was originally filled by Lisanne Falk.
Melanie Field is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management, SBD in Los Angeles, and Leading Artists in New York.
Field’s credits include Madame Morrible in 1st National Tour of Wicked, ensemble in Broadway production of Evita, and a recurring role in USA Pilot The Tap. She’s repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management, SDB Partners, and Leading Artists in New York. Scannell’s stand-up has been featured on Funny or Die, and his other credits include Super Deluxe Comedy Central Digital. He’s repped by Mosaic. Heathers is the episodic TV debut of Jasmine Matthews, she’s repped by Red Letter Entertainment and Gersh.